Google accused of unfair competition

Google has long had to defend itself against the accusation that it is giving unfair, preferential treatment to its own services within its search results. The competition chief, Joaquin Almunia, of the European Union has stated that in his view this is the case and third parties are potentially missing out. Recently the US cleared Google of any unfair competition complaints but the EU has different thoughts.

Mr Almunia has already met with the Google chairman and it was discussed that Google would have one month to change its search results, and potentially forced to clearly label links to its own services.The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Setfords Solicitors are a national full service law firm, with competition law solicitors in Birmingham andacross the country.